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Can I Catch Hiv Off A Disposable Razor

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Disposal

It is estimated that an individual IDU injects about 1,000 times a year and that persons with diabetes who use insulin inject once or twice a day. Providing community-based ways to safely dispose of used syringes is an important public health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Doctor, Mechanical Engineer Developing Disposable Plastic Hypodermic Needles to Prevent Spread of HIV, Hepatitis

A doctor who works for CDC 's National Immunization Program and a mechanical engineer from the Georgia Institute of Technology have received a $60,000 seed grant to develop disposable plastic hypodermic needles for use in developing countries to... Read more »
Positive Women's Network of the United States of America

Services for Women Are Not Disposable!

New Orleans, La. -- Just a few weeks ago, President Obama's budget for 2015 was released, proposing the elimination of Part D of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which provides family-centered medical care and supportive services to women, infants,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Razors and vomit and junkies, oh my!

Hi Dr. WohlPerhaps my question is dumb and/or paranoid, but Ive found myself growing worried about the possibility of HIV transmission in two different scenarios. Hopefully you can help.First one: My boyfriend lives with his little brother. His...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
None of these scenarios risks HIV transmission. You should break down and buy the bros a pack of disposable razors. Say it is a Memorial Day present. They will love you for it. You can not get HIV from a nacho. No how, no way.DW... Read more »

Straight Razor

Hello, I searched your forum on the use of straight razors, and see a couple of answers that give a mixed message to me. My husband had recently gotten a haircut and the barber had used a straight razor on his neck when he told me this I was very...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Good question! I do not let barbers use a straight razor on me unless it is disposable and a one time only blade. The chances are not high, of transmission, but I think it can be a risk. Ask the barber if the razors are disposable. If not, then dont... Read more »

Help Im 16 and worryed about Hep c from a razor

I was takeing a shower and then all of a sudden I accidently flip over a bucket used by my mom and dad that had razor fell over and I was trying to catch it and it cut me about 3 times on my leg 2 of the cuts where pretty small and the 3rd one left...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is important to remember that hepatitis C is not spread by casual contact like kissing, sharing drinking glasses etc. It can be spread by using the razor of someone who has hepatitis C, but I have no suspicion that your mother has hepatitis C... Read more »


I am a care asisstant for elderly people and i recently shaved an elderly male residents face with a disposable razor, and forgot to wear gloves.I cut his face in 3 places and he bled (like little spots/cuts from shaving)by accident. I am not sure...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is unlikely that you were infected with HIV in the incident you describe, but infection is possible anytime HIV infected blood comes into contact with your bloodstream or mucous membranes. It is understandable that you might be anxious about... Read more »
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Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, then I use the same one and nick myself while... Read more »

Barbershop razor nicked

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

a few months ago i went to a barber and was nicked with a straight razor (i am not sure if he reused it or if it was disposable) Its a clean shop but im still scared

A few weeks after i got nicked i got a bad cold with stuffy nose and phlem no... Read more »

Transmission via shaver, razors etc.

Posted by amaranth, 2 Replies
Firstly sorry for my bad English.

I used a razor from some stranger and I cut myself. My chin bled (not considerably but quite a bit - some blood drops). Before that incident, no one had used that razor for quite a while - a few days or more I... Read more »

HIV from razor blades please help

Posted by john9955, 1 Reply
Recently got tested for HIV (2days ago) by a finger prick and was negative, today I was at a car workshop (my friend works there) and I was accidentally messing with a razor blade and it came in contact for a few seconds with the finger that was... Read more »